A former US-based political consultant, I flunked out of democracy promotion school in the former Soviet Union because I wasn't cynical enough.
There's good reason to believe I was a Mongol in a former life. I have little interest in parts of the world where there were no Mongols. Furthermore, what I'd really like to do is form a horde and scream across the steppe on horseback, pillaging as I go.
In my free time -- which is all the time -- I write, blog, complain, involve myself in consumer disputes, eat, drink, analyze data, rearrange my carpets and plot revenge.